Manchester United are back in action on Saturday against Wolves and below are our predicted starting lineup for the Premier League match.
Man United maintained their consistency on Wednesday with a comfortable 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the league and the win became their third consecutive win in all competitive competitions.
The Red Devils are keen on closing in on the likes of Newcastle United and Tottenham for a place in the top-four and their chances of beating struggling Wolves have been boosted by the return of World Cup winner Lisandro Martinez.
The former Ajax defender missed the Nottingham Forest but it didn’t look like Manchester United missed his absence as the likes of Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane did well to shut out the Tricky Trees.
However, he’s in line to feature against Wolves after he returned to Carrington this week ahead of what would be his first Manchester United fixture since the 2-1 win over Fulham in November.
Manchester United Team News
Diogo Dalot missed Man United’s last two matches due to a hamstring injury he suffered during the World Cup. He remains a doubt for tomorrow’s game.
Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof missed the Nottingham Forest due to an illness and they are doubts for this weekend’s game.
Lisandro Martinez is facing a late fitness test while Jadon Sancho remains out of the squad due to a personal training he’s currently having in the Netherlands.
Predicted starting lineup
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw
Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes
Forwards: Antony Santos, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Wolves vs Manchester United predictions
Under a new manager, the Wanderers are expected to put up a fight against Man United, which would likely limit the Red Devils from totally controlling the game, hence forcing this game to end with less than three goals.
Prediction One: Total goals: Under 2.5
Wolves playing at home will likely see them pose as threats, plus United are likely to be exposed at the back as Lisandro Martinez may not start due to lack of match fitness, hence expecting Ruben Neves to get a shot on target or manage total of two shots or more [including off targets and on targets].
Prediction Two: Ruben Neves total shots on goal: Over o.5
It’s definitely going to be an intense game, given Wolves’ anxiousness to get off the relegation zone and United’s plan to force through into the top four. Both sides will make tough tackles, which could result in at least three yellow cards.
Prediction Three: Total yellow cards: Over 2.5